CASEing the Catty #162 | Sweet Soiree

I’m excited to be hopping today with the CASEing the Catty Crew.

The theme for this beautiful Sunday is pages 10-14 of the Occasions Catalogue.  Most of this section is the gorgeous samples showcasing the Sweet Soiree Suite.

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It was the shaker card on page 10 that caught my eye – the card below next to the yellow cake…

Sweet Soirée

I didn’t buy the stamp set & framelits from the Occasions catalogue – I started with the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit…

It’s full of the same elements & features of the stamp set and DSP – but already beautifully coloured and cut.

The embellishments formed the first theme for my CASEd shaker card…

CASEing the Catty #162 Sweet Soiree | kelly kent

I used a 4″ x 12″ piece of the Sweet Soiree DSP, scored at 6″, as the card base.  Because this is a specialty DSP, it’s crisp & strong.  Such a deluxe touch to have DSP across the whole card!

CASEing the Catty #162 Sweet Soiree | kelly kent

The flowers, ribbon & tassel are all from the embellishment kit.  The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  The shaker fill is silver glitter.


There’s two other Speciality Papers in the Occasions catalogue with the same texture/weight – Painted with Love and Myths & Magic.  So, I created two more variations using the same layout & styling.

Painted with Love…

CASEing the Catty #162 Painted with Love | kelly kent

This card has the new Gold Glitter Flakes as the shaker insert.  It doesn’t shake – but clings to the Window Sheet due to the high surface area & static content.  Cool effect!!!

CASEing the Catty #162 Painted with Love | kelly kent

Myths & Magic….

CASEing the Catty #162 Myths & Magic | kelly kent

The shaker component of this card is the Metallics Sequins.  Sequins are my go-to when I want a really good shaker insert!

CASEing the Catty #162 Myths & Magic | kelly kent

How cute is the unicorn???

In a house of girls, it’s going to get a good workout here!


There’s so much I love in the Occasions catalogue.  I could buy the whole thing without taking a breath!

To see more beautiful projects using the Sweet Soiree Suite and other new products, click through the blog hop – the Crew have done a fabulous job (as always!).

From here, you’re visiting Queensland and the wonderful Megan Lenske.

If you’d like to join the challenge to CASE the gorgeous catalogue project, you can find the challenge page on Facebook.  Click here to take you to the Facebook page.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope you have an amazing week!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Sweet Birthday Wishes

There really is something for everyone in the new Occasions catalogue!

Check out this oh-so-cute Fruit Basket bundle that’s part of the Tutti-Frutti suite.

I am head over heels in love with the Tutti Frutti DSP, which I’ve been using on almost every fun & bright card I’ve made this month!

I first saw the Fruit Basket stamp set & punch pack when we attended OnStage late last year.  It’s definitely easy to overlook in the catalogue- but has this amazing addictive quality to it when you actually have a play.

Here’s what I made at OnStage…

Tutti Frutti | kelly kent

Those little fruit images really are the sweetest!!! They stamp slightly larger than the punch, so it’s easy to line them up within the punch boundaries without spending hours ‘getting it right’.  My kind of bundle!!!

The sentiments are varied and useful.  We used the ‘happy birthday to you!’ in yesterday’s class to make this cute card!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

You know, I’ve never liked those doilies much!  They are little old fashioned for my usual style of cards – but they work perfectly for this theme!!!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

I had a minor moment of ‘perspective’ that the pineapple, strawberry & pear are all the same size…. which is obviously not going to happen like that in a fruit bowl in real life.  And then, I got over it and just decided they are too cute to care!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

These teeny tiny punches are available in a set of 4 for $40, or buy together with the stamp set for $61 (Australian pricing).

My online store is open 24-7 for all your cute & tiny stamping needs.

Click here to shop!

And every $90 of cute earns you a Sale-A-Bration rewards.  Earn one or all of them!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

2018 Occasions Catalogue DSP Share

Calling all paper lovers – the new range of DSP available in the 2018 Occasions catalogue is sensational!!!

Sign up for my paper share and receive {EVERY NEW DESIGN} in 6″x6″ size.

96 sheets of pretty paper for only $36.

All the patterns – cut perfectly for you!

Postage is available Australia wide for $8.50 (total cost = $44.50).

2018 Occasions DSP Share | kelly kent

If you think this paper looks amazing on your phone or computer screen, wait til you get it in your hands!  3 of the designs have metallic foiling, one has real life photography and all have amazing patterns you’ll fall in love with.

Paper shares are a great way to have it all at a fraction of the price!!!

Did I mention how much I love pretty paper???

To get yours: leave me a comment on this post, or click here to send me an email.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop | Spooky Night & Painted Autumn

Hello Sunday!

The fourth Sunday in fact, which is when I get together with my Stamping Sunday friends.

You can find the whole list of participants by clicking on the cute little blue frog!!  You’ll find a direct link to Yvonne’s blog at the end of the post to keep hopping.



Today it’s all about one of my favourite subjects – Designer Series Paper, or “DSP”.

Sara has asked us to create using either the Painted Autumn DSP or Spooky Night DSP.  But…. it can’t be a fall (autumn) or Halloween project!

I love a challenge to make “something” into “something else”.

Although I love all DSP, and usually buy every pack, I skipped on Spooky Night this catalogue.  Halloween isn’t as popular in Australia and I still have some similar colours left from last year!

I do however, absolutely {LOVE} the Painted Autumn DSP and took the 3-for-1 DSP deal on at the moment as the opportunity to stock on this beautiful design.

With a fresh pack of pretty paper in hand, I wanted to try a card on my stamping list – a Gift Box in a Card design.

Following this fabulous tutorial by Rachel Tessman, I made my own version using the Painted Autumn DSP and Big on Birthdays stamp set.

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

The card base is the same size as any regular card, but then you make a cute little box using the DSP and a lid using cardstock and place it into a 2″ square cut into the card base.

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

It sits across the card like this…

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

The idea of the box is to hold a little gift.  So, I used the DSP to make a necklace to slide into the gift box.

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

Here’s another view (lots of photos in this post!)…

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

I always love a coordinating card & gift option and this style of card takes it to the next level!!!

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

I can see many of this style of card in my stamping future!

It doesn’t fit in an envelope – but that just makes it the perfect gift for a colleague’s desk or on a placemat for a birthday dinner!

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

My next project takes us from deluxe to a great card, with limited supplies…

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

The DSP is so stunning with beautiful patterns.  You can use them as a background – like the arrow stripes (my favourite in the pack!!!) or by fussy cutting the patterns for a centrepiece – like the sunflowers.

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

Add some ribbons and a favourite sentiment and your stunning card is done in a flash!

The sentiment is from the Just Add Text stamp set.  Find it on page 167 of the Annual Catalogue.  Filled with great fonts & beautiful words, it’s great for all those friendship, gratitude & all occasions cards.

Stamping Sunday Painted Autumn DSP | kelly kent

Speaking of wonderful things, it has been lovely to hop with the Stamping Sunday design team again.

To keep going, hop on to Yvonne’s blog and see her gorgeous projects!

To see everyone from the Stamping Sunday design team who’s hopping today, click on the blue frog for a full list.


Thanks for hopping with us!  It’s always lovely to be able to share our projects with you.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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A DSP Journey…

With the great DSP special on during October, I got inspired to go back to a favourite card design of mine where the DSP is the highlight!

I ended up going on a ‘paper adventure’ with some gorgeous patterns.

And some favourite stamp sets – Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Painted Harvest.

The colour journey started with this pretty design from the “Whole Lot of Lovely” DSP…

DSP | kelly kent

And then realised that this retired pattern from the Birthday Bouquet DSP (recently on the Clearance Rack) was a very similar pattern with a pink influence…

DSP | kelly kent

Which then reminded me of the delightful patterns in the Daisy Delight DSP…

DSP | kelly kent

And this one too…

DSP | kelly kent

So, all up in an afternoon of pottering about at my craft table, I was able to create a stack of pretty cards using gorgeous DSP.

DSP | kelly kent

Some of these cards will be sent to my friends having birthdays this month.

#imbringingbirthdaysback
#makeacardsendacard

Have you sent any cards this month?

It’s such a buzz to receive one – send a card and be the person to put a smile on someone’s face!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Do you need more DSP?  Here’s the designs available during the buy 3, get 1 free promotion running til 31st October 2017….

World Card Making Day Special Deals

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World Card Making Day is coming up in October!

Stampin’ Up! are celebrating with 15% off select card-making essentials, plus a deal on Fast Fuse Adhesive between 1 and 10 October!

This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on card-making supplies and keep celebrating all year long!!

For the Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) promotion:  Add Fast Fuse to your order (item 129026). Then add the two Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills (item 129027) to your order. Your order will not add them automatically. After you add the two refills to your order, the price listed will show $0.00 for the two free refills.

And, because October is an awesome month, there’s also a special on Designer Series Paper.

Buy 3 packs and get the fourth free on a select list of popular designs.

Choose 4 packs yourself, or team up with a friend and buy 2 packs each – splitting the cost!

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You can shop 24-7 in my online store (October host code is: 9XVXJYQS).

Add the specials and any other items to your list.  Shipping is a low $5.95 up to $120 and then 5% of your order amount from $120.

If you’d like to place your order directly through me, send me an email!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


Notecards & Stamp Sets, available at prices below 1-10 October 2017

Designer Series Paper Available during October in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Sale!

Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – DSP

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Good evening & welcome to the September edition of our team blog hop.

I’m so proud of what our Paper Adventures team has achieved this year.  Many of them have undertaken new activities – starting a blog, running classes, selling their creations, with lots more adventure on the horizon!

It’s so empowering to be part of such an amazing group of ladies!!!

Today’s theme is “DSP” – which in Stampin’ Up! lingo refers to Designer Series Paper – the range of exclusive patterned paper created by the Stampin’ Up! design department.

DSP is one of my favourite products in the range!  I buy all the patterns in each catalogue!  I love having the variety at my finger tips.

An affordable way to own every design is to purchase a Paper Share.  Find out more about the Holiday Catalogue one here.

Many crafters hoard DSP – afraid to use up all their favourite patterns or cut into those beautiful sheets.

I don’t have this fear and use DSP whenever I can!  I cut it, stick it and use it on so many of the cards I create.  It’s my favourite background!

When I was thinking of what to make for this hop, I wanted to explore ways to use DSP that aren’t always my first thought.

I came up with several – you can emboss it, stamp on it and use more than one pattern.

The two I am sharing with you today are…

DIE CUT IT!

The variation in colour makes for a great background for die cut pieces.  Or, in the case of this card, I used the ombre colour palette from the Color Theory DSP to  create variation in texture for my butterflies….

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - DSP | kelly kent

And the Wood Textures DSP to create a custom envelope…

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - DSP | kelly kent

The second project I’m sharing is great for when you need a quick card…

RIP IT!

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - DSP | kelly kent

I almost always use DSP in a solid rectangle background piece or in a long strip!

This diagonal rip is perfect for pretty papers with lots of detail, like the Petal Garden DSP.

I’ve also added some DSP (in my traditional strip style!) to the middle of the card…

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - DSP | kelly kent

Can you tell how much I love DSP?

Paper Adventures Blog Hop - DSP | kelly kent

So, here’s the challenge for the week –

Cut & use a piece of DSP that you’ve been ‘saving’ or choose a different way than your “DSP-go-to” for a project.

If this blog hop has inspired a need for more DSP, check out my Holiday Catalogue Paper Share, choose a current DSP from the online store or visit the Clearance Rack of the online store for some DSP at great discounts!!!

Next up is our guest designer for this hop – Marian Fleming.

Marian is a demonstrator in Perth that I met at OnStage and recently visited us for a class.

Crafting with Marian Fleming | kelly kent

How awesome that a common love of stamps makes it so easy to make new friends!

Thanks for sharing in our team hop today!

If you want any more information about how to get a ticket for the Paper Adventures train, click here for all the details about joining Stampin’ Up!.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

List of Paper Adventurers on this hop…


Product List – Butterfly Card

Product List – Petal Garden

Coffee Break DSP – Spinner Card

It’s no secret that one of my favourite products from the new catalogue is the Coffee Break DSP!

The colours are fabulous, the patterns are amazing and it has a coffee theme – people love coffee!!!

There’s an extra little bonus for this DSP… the little coffee cup framelit from the Coffee Cups Framelits set coordinates with the DSP!!!

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The uniformity of the die to cut out the coffee cup (and the cuteness) makes it the perfect centrepiece for a card with a spinning element.

Coffee Break Spinner Card | kelly kent

We had so much fun making this card during today’s class.

I shared how to put the spinner together – and then they can just change up the centrepiece at home to create any kind of spinner they want (or anything that fits in the circle!).

Coffee Break Spinner Card | kelly kent

See it in action, thanks to the lovely wind that’s blowing through this afternoon!

 

Does the new Marbled Background stamp remind you of a swirl on the top of a mug of barista coffee?  I thought it worked well for this card!

I love it when I can match products from different parts of the catalogue!!

Coffee Break Spinner Card | kelly kent

 


After cutting up the the sheet of DSP for all the little coffee cups, I had lots of other coffee shapes.

Look how cute they look lined up on this quick & easy card…

Coffee Break DSP | kelly kent

Yes, I truly love this DSP!!!

Coffee Break DSP | kelly kent

Love the Happy Birthday stamp?  I’m  always on the lookout for great ‘happy birthday’ options.  This one is a great size, all on one line and a solid font.

You can find it in the World’s Best Trophy stamp set along with 52 other awesome stamps!!!


How long is your shopping list?  Have you considered joining with Stampin’ Up!?  Yes, it’s a direct sales company, but a totally amazing one with no pressure or penalties.

It’s ok to join Stampin’ Up! just for the great promotions & discount.  More than half of my team are part of the Stampin’ Up! family to make their way through their shopping list at a discount!

Join for $169 and choose $235 of products, with free shipping.  During July, there’s $187 of free products included!  It’s amazing!

You’ll be a demonstrator until at least the end of Jan 2018 during which time you receive a 20% discount on all the Stampin’ Up! you purchase.

Join for $169 and see where the journey takes you!
http://kellykent.stampinup.net/jointhefun

If you have any questions, or want more info, send me an email!

CASEing the Catty #134 – Babies & Kids

It’s been wonderful to see all the CASEing the Catty projects this month over on our Facebook page.  Thanks to everyone who has been entering the challenge and sharing their creativity!

Ready for a new theme?

This week we’re CASEing the Babies & Kids section of the Annual Catalogue.

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There’s only one set in this section that I don’t own – can you guess which one???  It’s on my wishlist, so might appear shortly!

When I first saw the Annual Catalogue at OnStage I knew that I {had to have} the ‘A Little Wild’ stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Framelits dies.

I have 3 variations of the same project to share today that were inspired by towel decoration in the photo above, the mobile we have in our toy room and a cute card I saw on Pinterest.

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

I’m loving playing with the new DSP.  If I had to choose a favourite, at this moment, it’s easily the Coffee Break DSP – such lovely patterns & colours!

I used the Coffee Break DSP for the elephant mobile …

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

The bear mobile uses Whole Lot of Lovely. Color Theory & Birthday Memories DSP…

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

And the lion mobiles uses the Whole Lot of Lovely & Delightful Daisy DSP…

CASEing the Catty #134 Babies & Kids | kelly kent

Cards like this are a great way to use your DSP scraps.

And all that ribbon that tends to build up in a beautiful array of colours!

I’ve used three new offerings from the new catalogue – Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon & Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon.

There’s over 50 new ribbons, trims & twines in the Annual Catalogue!!!  So much prettiness!


For more prettiness, hop on to the lovely Bronwyn Eastley to see her project inspired by the Babies & Kids section of the Annual Catalogue…

And be sure to join the fun on our Facebook page!

Wishing you a lovely week!


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{LOVE} Paper? Read on…

Pretty patterned paper is always one of my favourite new catalogue products!

I have a wonderful collection and like to use it regularly!

Nothing brightens up a card like a piece of DSP!!!

But, of course with 14 new designs in the catalogue (actually 15 if you count the Fresh Floral In Colour stack), that’s a lot of DSP to collect.

Of course, buying full packs of each design add a substantial cost to your wishlist!

I’d like to help out by coordinating a paper share.

You’ll get 102 sheets of beautiful new DSP in 6″x6″ size.  All for the low cost of $43.

Postage is available Australia wide for just $7 if required (total cost of the paper share with postage is $50).

Each paper share includes at least one of each design in each pack, except specialty packs where designs will be allocated randomly.

Random allocation of specialty papers enabled me to keep the costs low.

The Fresh Florals Paper Stack is not including in this DSP share.  

But all the designs shown below are!

2017 DSP Share | kelly kent

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People often tell me how much they love participating in paper shares.  They end up with paper that they never thought they’d love – but they do!  They have a range of colours & designs on hand for any occasion.  And it’s a great way to work out which designs you’d like to buy a full pack of.

The 6″x6″ sheets are a great size.  You get one full standard card front, plus a strip for another card or project, or you can keep at 6″ size and create 3D projects.

Sound like something that will get this new catalogue started in style for you???

Fill in your details below and I’ll contact you to finalise the details:

This paper share is open to Australian residents, including Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

You’re going to love having so much paper to play with!